Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Math: -Addition of more than four numbers with three to four digit values. -Subtraction, comparing the numbers. -Understanding, learning, and Solving examples in the homework."
"The student and I covered the following today: physics calculations, significant figures, word problem equations, consecutive integers, and dimensional analysis review."
"Worked and reviewed rational number word problems and fraction/decimal equations for an upcoming exam next week. He understands concepts well and responds in exemplary fashion."
"Today, we went over section 6.4 for comprehension and homework help. The first student did very well and she is very open to suggestion and feedback. With the material of this new semester (6.1-6.4), I have complete confidence in the first student's ability to perform. For the second student, I worked with her dad on planning and scheduling material for her two placement tests, for CC6 Math and subsequently for Advanced CC7 Math. I corrected what the second student had already done in her CC7 workbook, as well as made a plan for her future studying."
"We reviewed the material for the AP test. The student had a handle of most of the material that was math related, but was concerned about certain concepts and how to correctly explain certain aspects (like required conditions of a study/test, difference between r and r squared). We focused on definitions and explanations of certain definitions; primarily with block design, errors in an experiment/study, population/sample requirements in statistical analysis, and regression analysis. I gave her a detailed breakdown in forms of both lecture and notes. She was able to comprehend everything we went over and needed little help when attempting the practice problems I assigned her."
"The student and I went over the homework I gave her last week, which consisted of adding and subtracting mixed numbers with different denominators. In an attempt to save paper, the student tried performing some of the calculations in her head without writing them down, and wound up making some minor mistakes. I treated this as the terrific learning opportunity it was by asking the student to find the mistakes herself. For some problems, she did find her mistakes and made the appropriate corrections with minimal assistance. When she was unable to find her mistake, I asked her to explain what she did at each step, guiding her to her mistake. I left her with additional similar problems to work on, which she started on immediately. Based on the first two problems, I think she's got it now. I did notice that she frequently relies on multiplying the denominators together, which doesn't always yield the LEAST common denominator, and causes her to have to work with larger numbers and then reduce in the end. So I brought this to her attention, and I will be checking for this during our next session. I also posed a couple of math puzzle questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."